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General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee Records M301

Title:
General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee records
Creator:
General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee.
ID:
M301
Date [inclusive]:
1999-2006, undated
Extent:
2.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Contains General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee records, the bulk of which documents the planning, fund-raising, design, construction, and dedication of the Chamberlain statue and memorial sited at the corner of Maine Street/Bath Road, Brunswick, Maine.
Access Restrictions:

Some material restricted. Consult series description for specific information.

Preferred Citation:

General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

The General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee was a free-standing committee of Brunswick citizens who led the effort to commission and install a statue to honor the memory of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Committee efforts were supported by the Town of Brunswick, the Pejepscot Historical Society, and Bowdoin College. Richard Morrell and Campbell Niven co-chaired the Committee. The sculptor was Joseph Query and the landscape architects were Richardson and Associates.

General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee records, the bulk documenting the planning, fund-raising, design, construction, and dedication of the Chamberlain statue and memorial sited at the corner of Maine Street/Bath Road, Brunswick, Maine. Additional files document 2004-2006 Committee involvement in the renovation of the Chamberlain burial site at Brunswick's Pine Grove Cemetery.

Series Description:

Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, contracts, financial records, construction plans and drawings, dedication programs, and photographs of the Joshua L. Chamberlain memorial statue which was dedicated May 31, 2003.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

Fund-raising donor information in box 3 is restricted until 2079.

Correspondence, 1999

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 2001

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, 2002

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, 2003-2004, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence re: construction, 2001-2003, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence re: construction site, 2001-2003

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence re: dedication, 2000-2003, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 8

Dedication ceremony materials (invitations, programs), 2003 May

Box 1 Folder 9

Documents (contracts, permit, project manual), 2000-2002

Box 1 Folder 10

Financial material, 2000-2003, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 11

Financial material, accounts payable (non-Richardson & Associates), 2001-2003

Box 1 Folder 12

Financial material, accounts payable (Richardson & Associates), 2001-2003

Box 1 Folder 13

Financial material, Ken McAfee's report, 2003 May 5

Box 1 Folder 14

Financial material re: Joseph Query's Chamberlain sculpture, 2000-2003, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 15

Financial material re: Richardson & Associates' landscape architecture for Chamberlain memorial, 2001-2003

Box 1 Folder 16

Financial material - statue account, 2002-2004

Box 1 Folder 17

Fund-raising, correspondence re: donations, 2000-2004, n.d. [RESTRICTED]

Box 3

Fund-raising, donor lists, 1999-2003, n.d. [RESTRICTED]

Box 3

Fund-raising material (brochures, form letters, pledge cards, stationery), 2001, 2003, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 18

Fund-raising, Stevenson, Dick - historical material

Box 1 Folder 19

Images - Chamberlain statue plaster model, 2001-2002, color prints (snapshots)

Box 1 Folder 20

Images - memorial construction, 2002-2003, n.d., color prints (snapshots)

Box 1 Folder 21-22

Images - memorial construction and dedication (CD with printed thumbnails)

Box 1 Folder 23

Images - memorial dedication, 2003 May 31, color prints (snapshots)

Box 1 Folder 24-26

Images - negatives

Box 1 Folder 27

Images - other memorials (color prints)

Box 1 Folder 28

Information re: materials and vendors, 2001-2002, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 29

Interview with Joseph Query in Swanville, Maine, by Amy Sinclair, WGME 13 re: Chamberlain statue, n.d. (VHS tape and DVD)

Box 1 Folder 30

Maintenance of Chamberlain memorial, 2002-2003, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

Meeting agendas, 2000-2003, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 2

Meeting minutes, 1999-2003

Box 2 Folder 3

Miscellaneous material

Box 2 Folder 4

Miscellaneous material re: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Box 2 Folder 5

Newspaper clippings re: Joshua L. Chamberlain

Box 2 Folder 6

Newspaper clippings re: Joshua L. Chamberlain statue, 2001-2003, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 7

Notes (handwritten), 1999-2003, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

Plans and drawings of the memorial and site, 2001-2003, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 9

Plans and drawings of statue base and site, 2001-2002, n.d.

Ovsz-Box A1

Plans and drawings of statue base and site, 2001-2003

Map-case Drawer C4

Text for Chamberlain plaque (floppy disk - Adobe Pagemaker file), 2003 Apr

Box 2 Folder 10

Text for memorial, 2001-2003, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 11

Text for memorial flagpole and granite benches (mock-ups), 2003, n.d.

Ovsz-Box A1

Text for memorial flagpole and granite benches (mock-ups), 2003, n.d.

Map-case Drawer C4

Series Description:

Members of the Chamberlain Statue Committee, Bowdoin College, the Pine Grove Cemetery Committee, Richardson & Associates, and the Maine National Guard Engineers collaborated to renovate Chamberlain's grave site in Pine Grove Cemetery. The rehabilitated grave site was dedicated September 30, 2006. This series contains correspondence, financial material, and other Chamberlain Statue Committee records concerning the grave site project.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Agendas and minutes, 2005-2006, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 12

Color prints (snapshots) - Pine Grove Cemetery stones, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 13

Correspondence, 2004-2006

Box 2 Folder 14

Dedication, 2006 Sep

Box 2 Folder 15

Financial material, 2004-2006

Box 2 Folder 16

Financial material - invoices, 2004-2006

Box 2 Folder 17

Miscellaneous material, 2004-2006

Box 2 Folder 18

Newspaper clippings, 2006 Nov

Box 2 Folder 19

Notes - handwritten, 2006, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 20
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